SCT '61 Photo Index
MacBraynes
David MacBrayne

Fleet List

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1. YS2611
Mackintosh, Croy provided YS2611, a 1935 Bedford WTL with a Duple B20FM body, new as MacBrayne 69 in June 1935, on his service from Croy to Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
2. EGA644
New to MacBrayne as number 67 in March 1947, EGA644 seen here with Garner, Bridge-of-Weir, was an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Park Royal C35F body. It passed to Garner in April 1960 as number 79 and was last licensed in October 1962.
Photo taken Tuesday 12 June 1962
3. FGG639
MacBrayne 74, FGG639, seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness was a Commer Commando with a Croft B29F body new in April 1948.
Photo taken Friday 24 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
4. FUS679
New to MacBrayne in 1948, Commer Commando 99, FUS679 had a Croft B29F body and is seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
5. FUS842
New in 1948 with a Park Royal C35F body, MacBrayne's 86, FUS842, seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness was a Maudslay Marathon III.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
6. FUS970
FUS970 was a Commer Q4 with Croft B29F new in 1948 as MacBrayne 119 seen at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. After withdrawal in 1962 it passed to Garner, Bridge of Weir.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
7. FUS994
Macbrayne FUS994 was one of their iconic Park-Royal bodied Maudsleys.
Photo taken 1962, Fort William Pier
8. GUS407
MacBraynes GUS407 was a Maudslay Marathon III with Park Royal body of 1949, and KGG711 was an AEC Regal IV with Roe body of 1953.
Photo taken 1962, Fort William Pier Terminal
9. GUS412
This photo was taken at Lochgilphead, and shows two coaches belonging to a local company called "Stag Coaches". The Maudslay Marathon III is GUS412, ex MacBrayne with a Park Royal C35F body, new in July 1949 and sold to Stag in October 1963.
Photo taken July 1964, Lochgilphead, Argyll
10. GUS926
Macbrayne 136, GUS926, a Maudsley Marathon lll with Park Royal C35F body, new in August 1949
Photo taken August 2009, Lathalmond Open Day 2009
11. GUS926
MacBrayne 136, GUS926, a Maudslay Marathon III was new in 1949 with a Park Royal C35F body seen here in Hartfield Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Hartfield Street, Glasgow
12. GUS928
MacBraynes 138, GUS928, was a Maudsley Marathon III with Park Royal C35F body of 1949. Next to is was 183, 607CYS, a Bedford C5C1 with Duple C29F body of 1961.
Photo taken 1962, Fort William Pier Terminal
13. GUS931
GUS931 was 141 in the MacBrayne fleet and was one of four Maudslay Marathon IIIs with Park Royal C27FM bodies new in 1949. 142 (GUS932) was rebuilt to C35F in 1960 whilst 140/3 (GUS930/3) were rebodied Duple FC35F in 1959. It seems that 141 retained its mail compartment until withdrawal in 1963 and it is seen here in Hartfield Street Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Hartfield Street, Glasgow
14. GUS933
GUS933 was a Maudslay Marathon III new as MacBrayne 143 with a Park Royal C27FM body in 1949. It was rebodied with a Duple FC35F body in 1959 and is seen here shortly afterwards at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
15. KGB261
KGB261, Mac Brayne's 150 was the first of ten Bedford OLAZ with Duple C25F bodies new in 1952. It is seen here at Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. A further twelve had bodies with mail compartments.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
16. KGB263
With a Duple C25F body on the Bedford OLAZ chassis, MacBrayne 152, KGB263, was new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
17. KGB265
Bedford OLAZ KGB265 was MacBrayne's 154, new in September 1952, and is seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. It was one of twenty-two similar Duple bodied vehicles new that year, this one having a C25F body whilst nine had C20FM and three had C14FM bodies for carrying Royal Mail letters and parcels.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
18. KGB266
MacBrayne 155, KGB266, was a Bedford OLAZ new in September 1952, seen in Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness. It was one of twenty-two similar Duple bodied vehicles new that year, this one having a C25F body whilst nine had C20FM and three had C14FM bodies for carrying Royal Mail letters and parcels.
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 1959, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
19. KGG711
MacBraynes GUS407 was a Maudslay Marathon III with Park Royal body of 1949, and KGG711 was an AEC Regal IV with Roe body of 1953.
Photo taken 1962, Fort William Pier Terminal
20. UGB428
MacBrayne 178, UGB428, which was interesting in having been the prototype Duple "Donington" body, C41F, built in 1958 on an AEC Reliance chassis.
Photo taken July 1964, Lochgilphead, Argyll
21. UGB428
This A.E.C. MU3RA Reliance, UGB428, with a Duple Midland 'Donington' C41F body was 178 in the fleet of David MacBrayne and was the first of seventeen such coaches purchased between 1958 and 1962. Awaiting its next trip it was seen in Hartfield Street, Glasgow.
Photo taken Sunday 26 July 1959, Hartfield Street, Glasgow
22. WGG624
Macbrayne 23, WGG624, was a Bedford C5Z1 with a Duple Midland B28F body dating from 1959.
Photo taken August, 1962, Fort William Pier Terminal
23. WGG630
Preserved MacBraynes 36, WGG630, a Bedford C5Z1 with Duple body new in 1959 and currently under restoration. Seen on the premises of Hebridean Coaches in August 2013.
Photo taken August 2013, Howmore, South Uist, Hebrides
24. WGG635
Highland Omnibus B49, WGG635, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1959 with Duple Donnington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Riverside Road, Kinlochleven
25. XGD775
David MacBrayne 41, XGD775, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA, one of a pair with Park Royal B45F bodywork finished by Roe. It had been new in 1959 and, in 1970, passed to Highland Omnibuses who numbered it B44. It was withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken 1969, Fort William Bus Station
26. XGD776
David MacBrayne 42, XGD776, was the second of two AEC Reliance 2MU3RAs with Park Royal B45F bodies finished by Roe which were new in 1959. In 1970 it passed to Highland Omnibuses who numbered it B45. It was withdrawn in 1976.
Photo taken 1967, Fort William Bus Station
27. 198CUS
MacBrayne 63, 198CUS, a 1961 AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Donnington bodywork. MacBrayne is now a ferry operator but prior to 1971 ran an extensive network of express and stage carriage services north from Glasgow to most of the Highlands and also a number of Scottish Islands. Their unusual livery complete with Highlander can be seen clearly in this shot
Photo taken Saturday 25 July 2009, Luss, Loch Lomond
28. 603CYS
P W Isbister, Walls, Shetland 603CYS, a Bedford C5C1 from 1961 with Duple C29F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
29. 606CYS
MacBraynes 182, 606CYS was a Bedford C5 with a Duple coach body from 1961. One of its sisters (179) has been preserved.
Photo taken 1962, Fort William Pier Terminal
30. 606CYS
David MacBrayne 182, 606CYS, was a Bedford C5C1 with Duple C29F bodywork which had been new in May 1961. It is seen here at Fort William Bus Station.
Photo taken c.1969, Fort William Bus Station
31. 376FGB
David MacBrayne 75, 376FGB, was a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Bella Vista C29F bodywork which had been new in May 1962. It is seen on Fort William pier (with Loch Linnhe in the background) about to set off on the Ardgour Circular Tour.
Photo taken c.1969, Fort William Pier Terminal
32. 381FGB
David MacBrayne 82, 381FGB, was a Bedford VAS1 with Willowbrook B30F bodywork. It had been new in May 1962. In 1971 it passed to Highland Omnibuses who numbered it CD46. It was withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken 1969, Fort William Bus Station
33. 387FGB
Highland Omnibuses B57, 387FGB, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland B41F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1962 as their 90. Acquired by Highland in 1970, it was withdrawn in 1979.
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William
34. 391FGB
David MacBrayne 189, 391FGB, was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Midland C41F bodywork which was new in June 1962. In 1970 it passed to Highland Omnibuses in whose fleet it was numbered B60. It was withdrawn in 1977.
Photo taken 1969, Fort William Bus Station
35. 422JGD
Macbrayne 98, 422JGD, a Duple Commodore C45F bodied AEC Reliance delivered in 1963 seen leaving the Glasgow terminal.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, MacBrayne Glasgow Terminal
36. 847HUS
Highland Omnibuses CD76, 847HUS, a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Northern B28F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1964 as their 94. It was acquired by Highland in 1971 and was withdrawn later in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Farraline Park Bus Station, Inverness
37. AGE546B
Macbrayne 195, AGE546B, one of three AEC Reliances with Duple Commander C43F bodies delivered in 1964 and seen at the Glasgow terminal.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1970, MacBrayne Glasgow Terminal
38. AYS736B
Western SMT acquired a number of Bedford VAS1 with Willowbrook and Duple bodywork when they took over some of the MacBrayne fleet in 1969. One such was AYS736B, a 1964 example with Willowbrook B28F body
Photo taken August 1973, Guildford Square/Albert Place, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
39. EYS63C
Highland Omnibuses B62, EYS63C, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Duple Northern C43F bodywork, new to David MacBrayne in June 1965 as their 202. It was acquired by Highland in 1970 and withdrawn by them in 1979
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William Bus Station
40. HGA981D
Former Highland Omnibuses CD69, HGA981D, by now in the ownership of the Sutherland Transport & Trading Company, a Bedford VAS1 with Willowbrook B24FM bodywork, sits astride the railway tracks at Lairg whilst the driver loads mailbags off the mid-morning train from Inverness into the mail compartment at the back.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Lairg Station
41. LUS524E
MacBrayne 150, LUS524E, a 1967 Willowbrook bodied AEC Reliance drops off passengers at Brough during the 2014 Kirkby Stephen rally. Although classed as a dual purpose vehicle, 150 has seats that do not have head rests but are more luxurious than the standard bus seat.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2014, Brough
42. LUS524E
David MacBrayne 150, LUS524E, a 1967 Willowbrook DP49F bodied AEC Reliance at Craignure Ferry Terminal on the Isle of Mull circa 2006. The preserved bus was visiting the island & recreating the days prior to 1972. 150 was transferred to Highland Omnibuses in 1970 & the Mull service & excursion licences went to Highland in 1972.
Photo taken 2006, Craignure Ferry Terminal Car Park, Mull
43. LUS524E
Second view of preserved MacBrayne 1967 Willowbrook DP49F bodied AEC Reliance 150, LUS524E after negotiating the tight turn out of the ferry terminal car park. The bus is heading south towards Fionnphort & Iona but don't be fooled by the width of the road, 400 yards on it becomes single track for the greater part of the way to Iona.
Photo taken 2006, Main Street, Craigmure, Mull
44. LUS524E
Rear view of preserved MacBrayne 1967 Willowbrook DP49F bodied AEC Reliance 150, LUS524E, at Craignure Ferry Terminal on Mull in circa 2006 when on a visit to the island.
Photo taken 2006, Craignure Ferry Terminal Car Park, Mull
45. MGB286E
MacBrayne, Glasgow took delivery of four Bedford SB5's with Plaxton Panorama II C41F bodies in May/June 1967 and 168, MGB286E, the third one, new in June is seen here.
Photo taken Gatwick Airport